This book provides a comprehensive and concise visual reference on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) seen in children and adults. It addresses all aspects of AML and ALL including their risk factors, cytogenetics and mutational characteristics, diagnoses, clinical management and prognoses which are imperative and challenging for medical students, residents, hematology and medical oncology fellows, and even community oncologists and hematologists. The book focuses on issues surrounding the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and overall management in both pediatric and elderly patients; psychosexual issues that arise as a consequence of both the disease and treatment; and the complex field involving the development, approval and regulatory aspects of new treatment strategies. It stimulates readers to develop new and refreshing concepts that, in turn, could lead to cures and enhanced quality of life for children and adults suffering from acute leukemias. The book contains over 40 tables and over 220 illustrations, histologic photomicrographs, flow diagrams, graphs, and schemata with detailed figure legends. The result is a visually engaging book that is easy to read, review, and remember. The book also provides helpful and evidence-based treatment recommendations when providing induction therapy, consolidation therapy, and bone marrow transplantation.
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Assisted Living Administration and Management, 2nd Edition:Effective Practices and Model Programs in Elder Care
This book makes a timely and essential contribution to professional training and is a welcome resource for those dedicated to improving long-term care services for older adults. It reflects the way society views the growing elderly population and the implications of this demographic trend for the field of long-term care. Long-term care continues to be the fastest growing segment of the healthcare industry; there is a critical need to educate and train a core of professional personnel with the knowledge and skills to address the complex issues in aging, health, and human services. The book aims to provide a useful reference of content information, effective practices, and model programs in elder care related to assisted living/residential care (
AL/ RC) administration. Similar to the first edition, this book is based on the core competencies required to operate assisted living communities. It contains five parts; each part focuses on a core competency in assisted living administration such as organizational management, human resources management, business and financial management, environmental management, and resident care management. The book embraces chapter features such as useful learning objectives, case studies, effective practices, and model programs in elder care that are relevant to assisted living communities. New chapters in this edition address topics such as inter-professional practice; home- and community-based services; information and communication technology; LGBTQand other diverse groups; memory care; and palliative and hospice care. Importantly, the book is based on core competencies required to operate assisted living communities, and each of its five parts focuses on a core competency (i.e., domain of practice). The book serves as a useful reference for professionals who are associated with AL/ RCorganizations. It can also function as a primary textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in gerontology, health administration, and long-term care administration that focus on assisted living/residential care administration.
The book examines various theories of aging including a contrast between the strengths-based person-in-environment theory and the pathologically based medical model of psychological problems. It advocates truly engaging with the older client during the assessment phase, and discusses a variety of intervention modalities. The book integrates an advanced clinical social work practice with in-depth knowledge of evidence-based practice as well as geriatric medicine, psychiatry and gerontology. The social worker must evaluate the status of the client’s housing, transportation, food, clothing, recreation opportunities, social supports, access to medical care, kinship and other factors considered important by the social worker or the client. Constructivist theory is a conceptual framework that is foundational to existential therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and narrative therapy, which are effective for older adults. Stigma associated with race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation produce psychosocial stressors that converge on older clients. The book discusses several medical conditions affecting older adults such as Alzheimer’s disease, arthritic pain, diabetes and various types of cancers. Older adults may also suffer from substance abuse-related problems, hypersexuality, and various types of abuse such as neglect. The book also highlights the problems faced by the older adult LGBT community and those suffering from HIV disease. It ends with discussions on care and residential settings for the older adults, and palliative care and euthanasia.
This book provides a tool kit for helping professions responding to vulnerable populations and preparing populations prior to a disaster. Some populations are more vulnerable to the effects of a disaster than others, making it more difficult for them to prepare, evacuate, shelter, respond, and recover in the event of a disaster or emergency. Considering the needs of these groups requires special knowledge essential to preparedness, response, and recovery planning. In circumstances where there is mass evacuation, such as during Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, there is always frequent media coverage of large-scale evacuations, including evacuation of medical facilities and nursing homes. Those with chronic medical conditions and older adults are two of the many categories worthy of consideration. Vulnerable populations also include pregnant women, prisoners, the homeless, those with functional mental health issues or addiction issues, those with transportation issues, persons in poverty, minorities, persons who are obese, and those who have special supervision needs. Socioeconomic status (SES) has recently been recognized as a significant vulnerability factor. Evacuation can also be an issue for those of a lower SES due to limited financial resources. Dealing with persons with substance abuse and dependency is one of the most neglected areas in the literature involving empirical evidence and guidelines for appropriate response in a disaster. Developing appropriate guidelines and interventions presents a thorny set of problems for both addicted individuals and emergency responders. A final consideration is the role of pets in disaster recovery. Those who engage in disaster preparedness and response with vulnerable populations should be aware of the characteristics that make those populations vulnerable and make special considerations during planning, response, and recovery. The book highlights some of those characteristics, providing responders with necessary guidelines to assess and intervene with those who are especially vulnerable.
The concept of justice is deeply entrenched in America’s psyche. This book assumes that advocates for older people can increase their effectiveness by achieving a clearer understanding of Americans’ not-so- self-evident nor inalienable rights. It explores how social justice and human rights principles have applied to older adults in the past and are viewed today. It examines how the interests of older adults compare to and are intertwined with those of other groups. In essence, the book frames elder justice as the intersection between aging policy and policy that promotes human rights and justice. Chapters two through five describes historical antecedents and precedents for elder justice and suggests how human rights and social justice principles have been embedded in what has traditionally been referred to as “aging policy”. These chapters look at other policies that significantly affect older people but do not fall under that rubric. They further explore ageism and its role in policy. Taken together, they offer two models or approaches that can guide the development of elder justice: the public health model and proposals for an international convention on the rights of older people. Chapters six through ten considers how elder justice principles can be applied. As examples, they focus on how individual rights and social justice apply to elder abuse prevention, to the justice system, in the consumer context, at the end of life, and with respect to people with diminished mental capacity. They also look at equity across generations and among older people. Chapter eleven calls for a new paradigm of elder justice and offers a rationale for why one is needed. Chapter twelve builds on other chapters to demonstrate how elder justice might translate into practice, training, policy, public awareness and engagement, and research.
This book encompasses the wide range of injury and assault cases requiring the collection of forensic evidence in preparation for a legal case. This includes different types of sexual assault and violence, child maltreatment, elder maltreatment, bullying, interpersonal violence, gunshot wounds, community violence, human trafficking, terrorist acts, and mass disasters. With supporting case scenarios, the book describes step-by-step how to collect evidence and the proper procedure for handing over evidence once it is collected. The book is organized into four parts comprising eighteen chapters and begins with a brief description of history of forensic nursing. It also describes providing testimony in forensic cases and trauma-informed care. The book provides insight into some common and not-so common aspects of forensic nursing and how nurses in any setting can implement forensic nursing skills in delivering optimal care to patients. Forensic nursing is a growing nursing field blending nursing science with forensic science, law, and criminology. Forensic nurses trained in this field gather findings such as documenting injuries, collecting biological fluids, and preserving evidence such as clothing from the assault.
The first edition of Fast Facts for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner book is created specifically for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (
AG-ACNP) students and new hires as well as for NPswho are changing positions or moving to a new organization. This book presents critical information at the NP’sfingertips for quick reference in clinical settings. It is designed to be kept in the pocket of a lab coat or handy on a computer on wheels and to be used during clinical rotations and in everyday practice. AG-ACNPscan use the book as review material for exams, a reference in clinical or simulation settings, writing case studies, and applying to patient care while in practice. It is unique in that it provides many tables and charts to provide large amounts of data in a condensed format. The book is designed to be a quick reference with helpful information in an easy-to-access format. It has quick tips on medication dosing, ordering diagnostic tests, documentation, and billing. Most importantly, many fine nuances and quick tips for each body system are included. While the AG-ACNPprogram provides a solid foundation, many important details cannot be memorized and take time and repetition to engrain into daily practice. To apply the concepts in the book, one requires a broader and deeper understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnoses, and treatments of diverse acute, acute on chronic, and critical care conditions.
Nurses are working with older adults in virtually every care setting and facing the challenges of integrating gerontological nursing knowledge and skills into their practice. This book provides core knowledge that equips nurses to differentiate normal from abnormal findings, understand the unique presentation and management of diseases, and integrate unique age-specific considerations into care planning and implementation with older adults. The book is divided into three parts. Part I lays a basic foundation of the characteristics of the older population and general considerations in applying the nursing process to gerontological care. The normal characteristics and major diseases affecting various body systems and mental function in late life are presented in Part II. The body systems under consideration include cardiovascular system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, genitourinary system, musculoskeletal system, neurological system and others. Age-related changes are described, along with guidance on assessing each system and mental status. Part III offers facts and nursing tips on spirituality, improving functional ability, promoting safety, fostering family health, ensuring safe use of medications, protecting older adults’ legal rights, reducing legal risks, and supporting individuals through the dying process by providing end of life care. Unique aspects and challenges of caring for older adults in hospitals, nursing homes, home health, and other settings are also reviewed.
This third edition, has been written as a reference and certification test review guide for registered nurse (RNs) preparing for gerontological certification. It is also a useful text for students who are studying gerontology, teachers preparing gerontology classes, and RNs working with older adults. The book presents information about preparing for the certification exam, a comprehensive compilation of content specific to gerontology, and a test bank of questions specifically developed for the RN preparing for certification in gerontology. It focuses on topics specific to the aging population, such as demographics, myths about aging, theories of aging and nursing, communication skills geared for the older adult, teaching–learning principles that work well with older adults, and the history of gerontological nursing. The book identifies the health promotion needs of elders, such as nutrition, exercise, primary and secondary prevention strategies, and alternative and complementary healthcare practices used with older adults. It describes the environment, including safety and security, relocation, transportation, the importance of space, community-based resources, and residential facilities. It discusses spirituality and dying with special attention to advance directives, hospice and palliative care, and the grieving process. The book describes the acute and chronic physical illnesses most frequently experienced by older adults and discusses the cognitive and psychological disorders experienced by elders, including dementia, delirium, and depression. It covers common medications used by older adults, as well as discussions about polypharmacy, issues related to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, noncompliance, and adverse drug effects. It also discusses special topics such as pain, sexuality, and elder neglect and abuse, and covers descriptions of health policy issues and organizations that advocate for older adults. The book finally discusses the scope and standards of geriatric nursing practice relating to leadership and management, research, ethical and legal issues, and professional competency.
This book provides the critical information gerontology nurses need to synthesize the health conditions affecting older adults with education about and access to vital community-based services. It discusses health delivery in regard to cultural diversity, the physical and psychological changes of aging and how to adapt to them, and different types of community-based health options including home health services, independent and assisted living, long-term care, and hospice and palliative care. The book first provides an overview of psychosocial-cultural health and the potential financial and mental drain that occurs when an aging family member loses independence. Then, it offers insight into a variety of theories about the physical and psychological changes of aging. The information progresses from the physical and physiological changes, to the signs and symptoms that reveal the approach of physical and mental decline. The book further provides key information about assistance and living options found in the community when decline is evident. Various optional living situations are described, including how much supportive care is actually provided by the facility or community. Clients and their personal health manager (family, friend, and/or case manager) need to be empowered to advocate for quality health care. There are tactful ways of addressing concerns, but if it appears that the concerns are not taken seriously, then it may be time to bring in backup and a list of concerns and expectations. Recreation therapy offers many health benefits for clients and caregivers.